In Honor Of… M. Jackson Marr
Honoring scientists who have made important and lasting contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior.
M. Jackson Marr, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Georgia Institute of Technology
M. Jackson (Jack) Marr received the BS degree in 1961 from Georgia Tech where he studied mathematics, physics, and psychology. He received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology with a minor in physiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1966. He is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Georgia Tech where he has taught courses in physiology and behavior, behavioral pharmacology, and probability & statistics and continues to teach the experimental analysis of behavior.
Jack is one of five founding Fellows of the Association for Behavior Analysis, a Fellow of Division 25 (Behavior Analysis) of the American Psychological Association, Past-President of the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis, Past-President of both the Association for Behavior Analysis and Division 25 of APA. He is the Editor of Behavior and Philosophy, has served as Review Editor of the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior since 1998. He also serves as the Co-Editor of Revista Mexicana de Análisis de la Conducta. He was an Associate Editor of the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior and The Behavior Analyst. He was Experimental Representative to the Executive Council of the Association for Behavior Analysis, served on the Board of Directors of The Society for the Quantitative Analysis of Behavior (SQAB), and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.
Jack has been particularly active in the international support and development of behavior analysis in Europe, Mexico, China, and the Middle East. He was a Research Fellow in Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School, a visiting professor at the Universidad National Autonoma de Mexico, and the first Eminent Scholar invited to Jacksonville State University. He was a Navy contractor for Project Sanguine in a study of possible behavioral effects of extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields. As an AIEE Senior Fellow at the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, he conducted research on the effects of microwaves as reinforcers for operant behavior and the effects of stimulant drugs on sustained military flight performance. His current primary research interests include the development of instructional systems for teaching engineering physics (supported by the National Science Foundation), dynamical systems theory, the quantitative analysis of behavior, comparative behavior analysis at Zoo Atlanta, assessment methods for engineering and science education, and theoretical/conceptual issues in behavioral analysis.
Individuals Honoring M. Jackson Marr:
Mollie Bloomsmith, Emory University
Giulio Bolacchi, Ailun
A. Charles Catania, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Richard Catrambone, Georgia Institute of Technology
Elizabeth T. Davis, Georgia Institute of Technology
John W. Donahoe, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Randall W. Engle, Georgia Institute of Technology
Arthur D. Fisk, Georgia Institute of Technology
Diann E. Gaalema, Georgia Institute of Technology
George D. Gentry, College of Charleston
Sigrid S. Glenn, University of North Texas
Leonard Green, Washington University in St. Louis
Sigrid B. Gustafson, American Institutes of Research
Timothy Hackenberg, Reed College
Ramona Houmanfar, University of Nevada, Reno
Laurilyn D. Jones, The Mechner Foundation
Angela Kelling, Georgia Institute of Technology
Nicholas Kelling, Georgia Institute of Technology
Peter Killeen, Arizona State University
Suma Mallavarapu, Georgia Institute of Technology
Allison L. Martin, Georgia Institute of Technology
Tracy L. Mitzner, Georgia Institute of Technology
Edward Morris, University of Kansas
Chris Newland, Auburn University
Jacqueline J. Ogden, Walt Disney World
Richard Pak, Clemson University
Nathan Parks, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bonnie M. Perdue, Georgia Institute of Technology
Emanuel Robinson, Westat, Inc.
* Wendy Rogers, Georgia Institute of Technology
Michael Schatz, Georgia Institute of Technology
Anderson D. Smith, Georgia Institute of Technology
Andrea Wolstenholme Clay, Georgia Institute of Technology
* The FABBS Foundation would like to thank Dr. Wendy Rogers for nominating Dr. Marr for this honor and for leading the effort to spread the word about his nomination.